Stockton Bingo. State-of-the-art Facility.

It all started 30 years ago when the Stockton Bingo Hall owner played bingo for the first time. It was a fun and relaxing way to spend his time and the people were helpful and friendly. When he won, he was hooked. He decided to manage his own night of bingo with his nonprofit company. After many successful years, he was presented with the opportunity to open his own bingo hall. He jumped at the chance to create his own hall for the community, with all the luxuries and amenities that he felt his players and nonprofit organizations deserved.

The Stockton Bingo Hall would like you to come and enjoy our new state-of-the-art facility. We have spared no expense for your comfort. We have 17 new TVs placed strategically around the hall so you’ll never have to strain your eyes or neck to look at the boards. Never miss a number with our new radio frequency machines that will automatically catch you up on the game if you have to momentarily step away. We offer the amenities that you deserve with free, freshly brewed coffee, janitors on call, and a full snack and drink bar. However, please be reminded that we discourage alcohol in the bingo room. Never worry about your safety with armed security on site and patrolling the parking the parking lot. We want you to have a memorable and enjoyable time with us. So come on down and play BINGO.

New Players. Learning to play is easy.

As a first time bingo player, it is always helpful and a lot more fun if you can attend your first time bingo with an experienced friend or just someone to share the fun with. Bingo staff members will gladly help and explain and answer any questions you may have.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Regular players are usually eager to share their knowledge and experience. Our regular patrons are like Family.  Ask for help and make a new friend in the process.

Talk to Bingo Staff

Inform staff member that you are a new player. The staff member can explain all items that will be played and how to work your machines. Plus most times a free Dauber will be provided for our new players.

Play the Minimum on Paper

We recommend you play the minimum on paper games. It can be frustrating to purchase more cards than you can mark (dab) comfortably. It will take a little practice to dab and scan all your cards for the correct winning pattern or patterns.

Early Arrival

Try to arrive a little early before Fun Games so you have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the facility, items to be purchased, and your new friends. First, proceed to the Pack Room counter and ask for a bingo program which usually lists all games, prices, prizes, required purchases, and House Rules. Some of this information is posted on signs and the advertising TV in the pack room.

Play on a Machine

Playing this way allows you to play more bingo cards effortlessly. All computers are loaded with 200 cards. The machine advances the game and marks your numbers automatically by pressing the Enter button. You can customize your game screen. The machine alerts you when you are 1 number away and when you Bingo!

New Players. Learning to play is easy.

As a first time bingo player, it is always helpful and a lot more fun if you can attend your first time bingo with an experienced friend or just someone to share the fun with. Bingo staff members will gladly help and explain and answer any questions you may have.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Regular players are usually eager to share their knowledge and experience. Our regular patrons are like Family.  Ask for help and make a new friend in the process.

Talk to Bingo Staff

Inform staff member that you are a new player. The staff member can explain all items that will be played and how to work your machines. Plus most times a free Dauber will be provided for our new players.

Play the Minimum on Paper

We recommend you play the minimum on paper games. It can be frustrating to purchase more cards than you can mark (dab) comfortably. It will take a little practice to dab and scan all your cards for the correct winning pattern or patterns.

Early Arrival

Try to arrive a little early before Fun Games so you have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the facility, items to be purchased, and your new friends. First, proceed to the Pack Room counter and ask for a bingo program which usually lists all games, prices, prizes, required purchases, and House Rules. Some of this information is posted on signs and the advertising TV in the pack room.

Play on a Machine

Playing this way allows you to play more bingo cards effortlessly. All computers are loaded with 200 cards. The machine advances the game and marks your numbers automatically by pressing the Enter button. You can customize your game screen. The machine alerts you when you are 1 number away and when you Bingo!

Want information on our special prices? Please call us at (209) 466-9296.

Payouts. Guaranteed.

Fun Game Payouts are a percentage. All Buy In’s start at $20 for a single machine and 3 paper packs. Double Machines are $25 with 3 paper packs.

If you like more information on special prices, please call us at (209) 466-9296.

If you like to join our Text Club, text BINGO to 41411!

Bingo Lingo. Talk the talk.

Any way
A term used to describe a bingo “pattern.” For example, if the bingo pattern was the letter T “Any Way” That means the T could be upside down or turned 90 degrees left or 90 degrees right.

Bingo Board
A display board, usually electronic, that “lights up” showing each number as it is called. Also on the board, the number of balls called and the game pattern may also be displayed on what is called the “Game Board.” At Stockton Bingo we have 17 TV’s to display the Bingo Boards from any seat in the room.

Bingo Card
A card containing 24 numbers and a “free space” arranged in a 5×5 square. At the top of each column is the appropriate letter, spelling out B I N G O. Each column has 15 random numbers from its number set. The sets are as follows: B is 1-15, I is 16-30, N is 31-45 G is 46-60, and O is 61-75.

Blackout
Also known as a “coverall” A bingo pattern that requires that every number on your card must be called for you to win.

Bonanza
A form of “blackout” with a couple of variations. Fifty numbers are called before the regular session begins .At the end of the session, if no winner is achieved with the first 50 numbers, the “caller” will progress the number of “calls” till there is a winner. Win on 51 numbers or less and win the progressive bonanza jackpot, only at Stockton Bingo.

Buy In
The minimum number of cards you must purchase to be eligible to participate in the bingo games.  The exact content of the Buy In varies from one session to another, and may even contain special games.

Caller
The person who calls out the bingo numbers as they are drawn. The numbers themselves are randomly generated by the machine blower.  They have a timer in front of them that paces out the game.

Calls
“Calls” is a short way of saying “Balls called out

Double Action
This game offers 2 numbers in each square. If either number is called, you get to mark off the whole square.  When you are down to only needing 1 square, you have 2 chances to win!

Double Machine
A Machine with 400 cards. Prices start at $25.00

Drawing Ticket
At the Bottom of your “ticket” or “Receipt” a free drawing ticket will be provided with your “Buy In”. Sign your name and tear off the stub and deposit the “House” portion in a raffle drum located on the caller stand. For a chance to win prizes and Free plays

Face
An individual bingo sheet containing 24 numbers and a free space in the middle. For example a pack that has 15 playing areas on one sheet is said to have 15 “faces.”

Four Corners
A pattern that requires you cover each of the 4 numbers located in the far corners of the card.

Free Space
The middle square of the bingo card what has no number assigned to it. You get this square free every game.

Fun Games
 Also known as Early Birds. First five game of the night. Cost $10 included in $37 package

Game board
An electronic display board, usually part of the “bingo board” unit which looks like a bingo card and displays the “pattern” of the game currently being played.

Hardway Bingo
A pattern that requires your bingo can not include the free space

House
“House” is a shorter way of saying “The Bingo Hall.”

Hot Ball (also known as “Yo Ball” and “Grape Ball”)
A “progressive jackpot” that pays off when a Bingo is called, and the Hot Ball was the last called ball. The Hot Ball is usually drawn before the game begins and is included in most package deals.  Dauber: An ink marker with a foam tip used to mark called numbers on Bingo Sheets

Machines
The easiest way to play bingo! Gives players an electronic machine that helps them play multiple cards at once—up to 800 cards per game!

Multiple Winners
If two or more players bingo on the same winning number, the cash prize is divided equally among them. With multiple winners, it does not matter who calls Bingo first.

Nine-Pack
Also called a “Block of Nine.” A pattern that requires you have 9 squares in the shape of a block

On
A bingo player is said to be “on” when one or more of their cards need only one more number for a “bingo.”

On’s
Not to be confused with “On” above, On’s is also a term used to describe how many “faces” are on a sheet. For example if you hear someone say “6 ON” then they mean a sheet that has 6 “faces” to it.

Pack Room
 Where you purchase your regular pack session cards or your Buy In.

Pattern
The shape you need to cover on your bingo card using the numbers called out during the game. The variations of patterns are almost endless.

Payout
The money paid out in winnings.

Postage Stamp
A pattern that has 4 numbers (2×2) in a small square placed in the corner in the shape of a stamp on an envelope

Program
A sheet given out with Buy In that explains the session. It will detail the Games played what pattern need to be achieved to Bingo and will even have a mini game board on it to mark down bonanza numbers called in the beginning of the session.

Progressive Jackpot
A progressive jackpot is a jackpot that gets bigger each time the jackpot is not won.

Pull-Tab (RIPS)
Also known as Flash. A multi-ply card with perforated tabs that breaks open. Prizes typically range from free tickets to $1199.

Second Machine
An extra machine that can be purchased for 15 dollars. It is a “double machine” and specials can be added.

Sellers
The people who walk the floor and sell “pull tabs” and specials throughout the night.

Serial Number
character numbers printed by a manufacturer on each set of charity game tickets and bingo cards

Session
A bingo “session” is simply a program of “regular” games played all together. Sessions may contain “Special” games or intermissions throughout the program, with varying game times

Single Machine
A Machine with 200 cards. Prices start at $20.00

Six-Pack
Also called a “Block of Six.” A pattern that requires you have 6 squares in the shape of a block

Sleeper Bingo
A Bingo that is discovered to have been “made” on a number previous to the last number that was called, usually the result of missing or not daubing a previous number. This is also called a “sleeper” because the player “went to sleep” when they should have been yelling bingo. Sleeper are not a valid bingo

Special
A game played outside the Regular Session. Usually specials cost an extra 2 dollars per game, but they may also have higher prizes than the regular games. Buy in will include a few specials, but typically they are sold on the floor throughout the night.

Speed Bingo
A variation of regular bingo but fast.

Texas Blackout
A variation of “blackout” where the first number called (odd or even) determines that all of the even or all the odd numbers are “wild” and can be marked.

Ticket
Also known as Receipt. It will be the receipt of your Buy In and will contain what was purchased and the code for your Machine. It is your responsibility to keep you ticket for the duration of the session.

Triple Triple
A “Special” 3on sealed single sheet played during the main session of bingo.  A single cost $2  or 3 for $5, included in most package deals.

Up’s
The term used to describe how many sheets (pages) come in a book of games. For example if you hear someone say “6 UP” then they mean their game book has 6 different pages, usually all different colors. A term common for bingo halls buying their supplies would be something like “6 ON 10 UP,” meaning that they want a book of games, 10 pages thick with 6 “faces” on each sheet.

Wild Number
Numbers that are given freely to players. There are different methods that halls use to determine wild numbers. For one such example, let’s say that the number 37 is called as the first ball of the game and then all numbers ending in 7 will become wild.

Validation
Attendant checks your bingo card to ensure that you have Bingo

Bingo Lingo. Talk the talk.

Our partners.

Need a bingo venue? Rent our bingo hall!

Stockton Bingo Hall is the perfect rental place for your local charity events. Price varies depending on the time of day and the length of the lease. We have more than 60 years of combined management experience to provide a safe and well-maintained rental hall. Because we are on state property, we can pay out double on any game. You can also ask us about our training program for organizing your own bingo events. We want our partners to be profitable, so we do our best to assist them in any way possible. What separates us from our competitors is that we have an understanding of our clients’ needs. We believe that excellent customer service is the key to being successful.

Have a question? Contact us.

Address

1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206

Hours of Operation

Monday – Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Phone

(209) 466-9296

Text BINGO to 41411